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[update] "Invasive Species, Postcolonial and Criticial Global Theory" (12/20/09 due) CCS (June 17-21, 2010)

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Tuesday, December 1, 2009 - 2:41am
full name / name of organization: 
Chingling Wo/Sonoma State University, U.S. and Tsung-yi Huang/National Taiwan University, Taiwan
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We are organizing a panel entitled "Invasive Species, Postcolonial and Critical Global Theory" for the Crossroads in Cultural Studies Conference (June 17-21, 2010) in Hong Kong. Please submit your paper proposal (500 words) by Dec 20th, 2009 to wochingling@hotmail.com

Sacred and Profane Consumption in Boccaccio's Decameron and Chaucer's Canterbury Tales

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Monday, November 30, 2009 - 10:45pm
full name / name of organization: 
Rebecca Flynn (University of South Dakota) and Salvatore Musumeci (University of Sioux Falls)

Title: Sacred and Profane Consumption in Boccaccio's Decameron and Chaucer's Canterbury Tales

Organizers: Rebecca Flynn, University of South Dakota, rebecca.flynn@usd.edu and Salvatore Musumeci, University of Sioux Falls, salvatore.musumeci@usiouxfalls.edu.

Literatures and Linguistics Undergraduate Colloquium (LLUC), March 27, 2010

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Monday, November 30, 2009 - 4:44pm
full name / name of organization: 
The Department of English Language and Literature and the Department of Languages and Linguistics at Gordon College
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The Department of English Language and Literature and the Department of Languages and Linguistics at Gordon College invite paper submissions for their first annual Literatures and Linguistics Undergraduate Colloquium (LLUC). Undergraduate students from all colleges and universities are encouraged to submit 8-10 page papers in English dealing with any linguistic or literary topic. Please provide a 100-200 word summary (abstract) of your essay in addition to your completed paper. Presentations should not exceed 20 minutes.

Gordon College is located on Boston's historic North Shore, just 25 miles north of Boston.

Interdisciplinarity (1/25/10; 4/9-10/10

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Monday, November 30, 2009 - 12:52pm
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Midwestern Conference on Literarture, Language, and Media
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The 18th annual Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language, and Media (MCLLM), April 9-10, 2010, Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL

Keynote speaker: Dr. George Lakoff, University of California-Berkeley, author of Metaphors We Live By (1980), Women, Fire, and Dangerous Things: What Categories Reveal About the Mind (1987), Philosophy In The Flesh: the Embodied Mind and its Challenge to Western Thought (1999), The Political Mind : Why You Can't Understand 21st-Century American Politics with an 18th-Century Brain (2008).

Interstices: Journal of Architecture and Related Arts Issue 11: The Traction of Drawing. Papers due by 28 February 2010

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Sunday, November 29, 2009 - 9:57pm
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Rafik Patel, Auckland University of Technology
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Why raise the issue of drawing again? With the proliferation and maturation of digital technologies, what is the use of the hand and the traces it makes on clay, stone, wood or paper? This symposium seeks to examine the technologies of drawing – their marks, lines, scratches, furrows, incisions, touches, dots and dashes, inscriptions, string lines, stains and blotches; pencilled, inked, chalked, brushed, illuminated or erased on diverse grounds.

UPDATE - Reading Conflict

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Saturday, November 28, 2009 - 10:52am
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Open University
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Open University Postcolonial Literatures Research Group

Reading Conflict

Open University Postgraduate Conference
Keynote Lecture by Stephen Morton (Southampton)
Monday 19 July 2010, 9.30am-5.00pm
Institute of English Studies, University of London, Senate House, London WC1

"Hybridity: Intersections of History, Identity, and Technology" - Feb 26-27, 2010

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Thursday, November 26, 2009 - 11:32pm
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Pacific Rim Conference on Literature and Rhetoric: University of Alaska Anchorage
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Pacific Rim Conference on Literature and Rhetoric
University of Alaska Anchorage

"Hybridity: Intersections of History, Identity, and Technology"
February 26-27, 2010
Third Floor of the Consortium Library,
University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA)

Keynote Speakers
Dr. Deborah Brandt, University of Wisconsin - Madison, specializes in mass literacy studies, as well as diversity, equity, and access in literacy learning. She is the author of Literacy as Involvement: The Acts of Writers, Readers and Texts; Literacy in American Lives; and Literacy and Learning: Reading, Writing, Society.

[UPDATE] Spotlighted Scholars - Anxieties of Overexposure: Enlargements, Contagions & the Dark

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Wednesday, November 25, 2009 - 10:39pm
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UCLA Center for Performance Studies

SPOTLIGHTED SCHOLARS AWARD

The Second Annual National Graduate Student Conference in Performance Studies, hosted by the UCLA Center for Performance Studies

Anxieties of Overexposure: Enlargements, Contagions & the Dark
April 30th & May 1st, 2010
University of California, Los Angeles

Featured Keynote Speaker: Professor Karen Shimakawa
Keynote Performers (TBD)

Applicants are invited to submit papers for a Spotlighted Scholarship panel. The selected scholars will be awarded stipends for travel and accommodation, as well as publication in the UCLA Center for Performance Studies journal Extensions.

The Art of Scandal

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Wednesday, November 25, 2009 - 4:57pm
full name / name of organization: 
The History of Art Graduate Student Association at The Ohio State University
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Scandal has long played an essential role in the critical and historical reception of art. Sometimes intentional and at other times unwanted, scandal erupts at almost every significant juncture in the history of art. When an artist is found in the midst of a scandal, he/she will either be lauded as a prophet shaking a reluctant society, or as an opportunist acting out of self-promotion. Controversies are equally certain to arise at the points of contact between the world of art and political power structures. Whatever its particularities, artistic scandal is often instrumental in challenging and reformulating the boundaries of social, moral, and artistic acceptability.

Final reminder, abstract deadline 1st December 2009. Caribbean Enlightenment conference

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Wednesday, November 25, 2009 - 3:27pm
full name / name of organization: 
University of Glasgow

Final reminder, deadline for abstracts 1st December 2009

Caribbean Enlightenment
An Interdisciplinary Caribbean Studies Conference
8th to 10th April 2010, University of Glasgow

Keynote Speakers
J. Michael Dash, Professor of French, Social and Cultural Analysis, New York University
Charles Forsdick, University of Liverpool
Paget Henry, Professor of Sociology and Africana Studies, Brown University
Kei Miller, University of Glasgow
Nick Nesbitt, Centre for Modern Thought, University of Aberdeen

Conflicting Views: Visual Culture, Conflict and Northern Ireland

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Wednesday, November 25, 2009 - 8:48am
full name / name of organization: 
School of Creative Arts, IADT Dun Laoghaire, Dublin
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Conflicting Views: Visual Culture, Conflict and Northern Ireland
Venue: Institute of Art, Design & Technology, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin.
Dates: June 10th – 12th 2010.

The School of Creative Arts and the Institute of Art, Design & Technology, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin, are pleased to announce that they will be hosting a three day conference on Visual Culture, Conflict and Northern Ireland in June 2010.

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